A new US Senate bill may mandate that cars refuse to start when they detect that you’re drunk.
This proposal seems reasonable, as do the other requirements in the new infrastructure bill: technology to stop people from leaving kids in hot cars and automatic emergency braking to avoid crashes. But should cars be able to police us like this? And will people accept these changes?
“I believe that if a law is mandated, people would accept it,” used-car dealership owner Mark Beneke told Lifewire via email. “Some of the population may be in an uproar about it at first, but over time they would realize that it is a requirement for them to operate a vehicle. It would be just like needing to have a license or requiring insurance to operate a vehicle.”